Vancouver, WA ~
A Portland man was stabbed in the abdomen with a kitchen knife by his girlfriend and is currently being held in the Clark County Jail on $100,000 bail.
According to court records, Zonnisha Meyer, 26, of Vancouver admitted to police that she stabbed Calvin Luarca, 30, during an alleged altercation at Meyer’s residence. The recorded 911 phone call made by Meyer also confirms her admission to stabbing Luarca.
On the morning of Saturday, November 18, 2017 at approximately 10:25 AM, Luarca, who was invited by Meyer to visit her, traveled to Vancouver. Luarca’s mother, Brenda Carney, had purchased round trip airline tickets for Meyer to fly out to Dallas, TX on November 21st with plans to return on the 25th so she could be with her family during the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to Carney, Meyer greeted Luarca at the door and stayed behind him as he began to walk up the stairs. Without warning, Luarca was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant. During the initial struggle, Luarca was unable to identify the attacker. He was spun around when Meyer then plunged a knife deep into Luarca’s abdomen.
Luarca, who is 6’ 2” tall and weighs 200 lbs., was able to escape without further incident and exited Meyer’s home. Luarca then got into his car and was able to drive himself to a nearby Urgent Care located at 3400 Main St. in Vancouver where he arrived at approximately 10:30 AM.
Urgent Care doctors performed triage to close off a severed artery in Luarca’s abdomen to prevent him from bleeding out. Urgent Care then had Luarca emergency transported to PHSW Medical Center located at 400 Mother Joseph Place in Vancouver for immediate surgery to repair a life-threatening injury.
Upon awakening from surgery, Luarca was arrested by Vancouver Police at approximately 4:30 PM and taken to the Clark County Jail where he was initially booked on Burglary I DV and Assault IV DV charges. As of the date of this article, no charges have been brought against Zonnisha Meyer.
Trial is set for Monday, January 29.